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Weather Effects on Expected Corn and Soybean Yields

by Paul Westcott and Michael Jewison

Feed Outlook No. (FDS-13G-01) 33 pp, July 2013

Weather during the growing season is critical for corn and soybean yields. Adjusting for weather in an analysis of historical U.S. corn and soybean yields is important for determining underlying trends and future yield expectations. Models for U.S. corn and soybean yields provide estimates of the effects of weather on yields for those crops.

Keywords: Corn yields, soybean yields, weather, drought, temperature, precipitation, asymmetric yield response, post-drought yield drag

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Last updated: Friday, July 26, 2013

For more information contact: Paul Westcott and Michael Jewison